The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analysis
Rank 47 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 2156 2043 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.86% 3.86% 3.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 5.07% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1492 1392 1285
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 24
Average hourly rate £36.90 £31.50 £27.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +16.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £19.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £61.50 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.43 £30.33 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+43.21% +47.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 1919 £425 - 502
London +3 985 £475 - 268
South East -12 269 £400 +12.28% 60
City of London 0 267 £475 - 108
Scotland +21 168 £375 +6.38% 21
North West +6 159 £400 +5.54% 29
Yorkshire +3 143 £374 -1.57% 30
South West -2 104 £375 -6.25% 29
West Yorkshire -3 97 £360 -5.26% 25
Edinburgh +17 85 £350 -2.09% 10
West Midlands -9 83 £380 +1.33% 33
East of England -3 72 £381 -3.05% 26
Leeds -5 67 £350 -7.28% 15
Cheshire +25 62 £413 +4.43% 4
Berkshire -4 55 £400 +14.28% 16
Hampshire +19 54 £400 -5.88% 4
Glasgow +16 53 £375 -3.22% 7
Manchester -10 45 £370 -0.53% 20
Buckinghamshire -11 44 £375 +7.91% 4
North East +8 40 £415 +28.68% 6
Milton Keynes -3 39 £375 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire -16 36 £350 +2.94% 6
East Midlands -31 36 £425 - 18
Tyne and Wear -1 28 £440 +36.43% 6
Surrey -23 26 £400 +2.56% 17
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 25 £440 +36.43% 3
Bristol -5 25 £350 -7.28% 5
Wales -7 25 £334 -11.00% 4
Reading +18 24 £450 +12.50% 9
Birmingham -5 20 £409 +9.00% 11

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1689 (40.16%) Finance
2 985 (23.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 859 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
4 836 (19.88%) Project Management
5 824 (19.59%) Banking
6 535 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
7 520 (12.36%) SQL
8 371 (8.82%) Microsoft
9 343 (8.16%) PRINCE2
10 341 (8.11%) Retail
11 339 (8.06%) Data Analysis
12 329 (7.82%) MS Excel
13 321 (7.63%) Use Case
14 319 (7.58%) Investment Banking
15 318 (7.56%) Change Management
16 317 (7.54%) Degree
17 316 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
18 292 (6.94%) ISEB
19 275 (6.54%) Data Modelling
20 272 (6.47%) Migration
21 260 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
22 255 (6.06%) CRM
23 252 (5.99%) MS Visio
24 248 (5.90%) Scrum
25 238 (5.66%) GAP Analysis
26 229 (5.44%) Oracle
27 225 (5.35%) Waterfall
28 221 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
29 206 (4.90%) Workflow
30 200 (4.76%) UML

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 143 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 65 (1.55%) SAS
3 60 (1.43%) CMS
4 30 (0.71%) Confluence
5 20 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (0.26%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.19%) IIS
10 8 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.17%) Moodle
11 7 (0.17%) Lync
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.12%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.12%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.12%) Drupal
Applications
1 329 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 252 (5.99%) MS Visio
3 178 (4.23%) MS Office
4 156 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 92 (2.19%) MS Project
6 24 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.31%) SPSS
8 10 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.095%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.048%) FastStats
10 2 (0.048%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.024%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.024%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.024%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 78 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 24 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 24 (0.57%) SAP CO
4 13 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.29%) Summit
5 12 (0.29%) Agresso
6 11 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
8 8 (0.19%) SAP FI-GL
8 8 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.17%) HFM
9 7 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.17%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.17%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.14%) Unica
11 5 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (0.57%) SaaS
2 14 (0.33%) Office 365
3 13 (0.31%) PaaS
4 11 (0.26%) IBM Blueworks
5 8 (0.19%) Force.com
6 7 (0.17%) IaaS
7 5 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.095%) Taleo
8 4 (0.095%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.095%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.071%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.071%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.071%) Yammer
9 3 (0.071%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.048%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.024%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.024%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.14%) Intranet
2 33 (0.78%) Internet
3 21 (0.50%) HTTP
4 15 (0.36%) Firewall
4 15 (0.36%) WAN
5 13 (0.31%) VLAN
6 9 (0.21%) LAN
6 9 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (0.17%) ATM
8 6 (0.14%) VoIP
9 5 (0.12%) Network Security
9 5 (0.12%) SAN
10 4 (0.095%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.095%) Broadband
10 4 (0.095%) LDAP
11 3 (0.071%) VPN
11 3 (0.071%) DNS
11 3 (0.071%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.071%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.071%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
2 195 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 76 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 49 (1.17%) MS Access
6 49 (1.17%) Data Mining
7 47 (1.12%) QlikView
8 46 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 42 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 37 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 34 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
12 29 (0.69%) Big Data
12 29 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
13 25 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (0.40%) DB2
16 17 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 107 (2.54%) JIRA
2 35 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (0.76%) Axure RP
4 19 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 17 (0.40%) Rational Rose
6 15 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 12 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Blend
8 8 (0.19%) Selenium
8 8 (0.19%) Subversion
9 7 (0.17%) JUnit
9 7 (0.17%) ERwin
10 6 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.14%) CppUnit
11 5 (0.12%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.071%) Maven
12 3 (0.071%) MorphX
12 3 (0.071%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.071%) Git (software)
General
1 1689 (40.16%) Finance
2 824 (19.59%) Banking
3 341 (8.11%) Retail
4 319 (7.58%) Investment Banking
5 153 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 147 (3.50%) Front Office
7 120 (2.85%) Marketing
8 104 (2.47%) Legal
9 99 (2.35%) Back Office
10 93 (2.21%) Retail Banking
11 71 (1.69%) Advertising
12 56 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 49 (1.17%) Law
13 49 (1.17%) Billing
14 32 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 30 (0.71%) Publishing
15 30 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.55%) General Ledger
16 23 (0.55%) Local Government
17 17 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3156 (75.04%) Analyst
2 2878 (68.43%) Business Analyst
3 296 (7.04%) Project Manager
4 261 (6.21%) Developer
5 214 (5.09%) Senior Analyst
6 198 (4.71%) Senior Business Analyst
7 183 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 157 (3.73%) Consultant
8 157 (3.73%) Agile Business Analyst
9 146 (3.47%) Banking Business Analyst
10 143 (3.40%) Architect
11 136 (3.23%) Financial Business Analyst
12 115 (2.73%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 114 (2.71%) Financial Services Business Analyst
14 107 (2.54%) Systems Analyst
15 81 (1.93%) IT Business Analyst
16 80 (1.90%) Technical Analyst
17 73 (1.74%) Business Manager
18 72 (1.71%) Technical Business Analyst
18 72 (1.71%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (3.50%) .NET
2 117 (2.78%) XML
3 97 (2.31%) HTML
4 95 (2.26%) Web Services
5 51 (1.21%) CSS
6 42 (1.00%) Middleware
7 33 (0.78%) HTML5
8 29 (0.69%) ASP.NET
9 28 (0.67%) WPF
10 26 (0.62%) Spring
10 26 (0.62%) SOAP
11 22 (0.52%) jQuery
12 21 (0.50%) Java EE
13 19 (0.45%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.45%) FpML
14 15 (0.36%) XSLT
15 13 (0.31%) XML Schema
15 13 (0.31%) Spring MVC
16 12 (0.29%) JSP
16 12 (0.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 535 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 136 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 133 (3.16%) Derivative
5 129 (3.07%) User Experience
6 94 (2.23%) Equities
7 89 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 64 (1.52%) Credit Risk
9 52 (1.24%) Reference Data
10 48 (1.14%) SWIFT
11 45 (1.07%) Data Centre
12 44 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 44 (1.05%) Visualisation
13 40 (0.95%) NHS
14 39 (0.93%) Computer Science
15 38 (0.90%) Market Risk
16 34 (0.81%) Data Integration
17 32 (0.76%) Mobile App
18 28 (0.67%) Social Media
18 28 (0.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 88 (2.09%) Windows
2 69 (1.64%) UNIX
3 39 (0.93%) Linux
4 17 (0.40%) Windows 7
5 16 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.21%) Android
8 6 (0.14%) AIX
8 6 (0.14%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.048%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.048%) VME
10 2 (0.048%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.024%) MVS
11 1 (0.024%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.024%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.024%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.024%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (23.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 859 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
3 836 (19.88%) Project Management
4 343 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 339 (8.06%) Data Analysis
6 321 (7.63%) Use Case
7 318 (7.56%) Change Management
8 316 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 275 (6.54%) Data Modelling
10 272 (6.47%) Migration
11 260 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
12 255 (6.06%) CRM
13 248 (5.90%) Scrum
14 238 (5.66%) GAP Analysis
15 225 (5.35%) Waterfall
16 206 (4.90%) Workflow
17 200 (4.76%) UML
18 194 (4.61%) E-Commerce
19 193 (4.59%) SDLC
20 188 (4.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 520 (12.36%) SQL
2 158 (3.76%) Java
3 97 (2.31%) C#
4 87 (2.07%) JavaScript
5 56 (1.33%) VBA
5 56 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 46 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 32 (0.76%) C
8 24 (0.57%) C++
9 17 (0.40%) PHP
9 17 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 14 (0.33%) VB
11 13 (0.31%) Scala
12 12 (0.29%) R
13 10 (0.24%) Python
14 9 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.19%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 6 (0.14%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.095%) X++
Qualifications
1 317 (7.54%) Degree
2 292 (6.94%) ISEB
3 129 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 64 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 55 (1.31%) PMI Certification
6 46 (1.09%) PMP
7 33 (0.78%) IIBA
8 29 (0.69%) CBAP
8 29 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 27 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.38%) CIMA
13 14 (0.33%) ACCA
14 13 (0.31%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.29%) APMP
16 8 (0.19%) CCA
16 8 (0.19%) CISSP
17 7 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
18 5 (0.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (3.83%) QA
2 48 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 43 (1.02%) EMIR
4 35 (0.83%) FATCA
5 30 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
6 29 (0.69%) MiFID
7 28 (0.67%) SLA
8 21 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 21 (0.50%) Solvency II
9 18 (0.43%) COREP
10 14 (0.33%) FINREP
11 11 (0.26%) Basel III
11 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (0.24%) GAAP
13 7 (0.17%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.17%) CRD IV
14 6 (0.14%) ISO 9000
15 5 (0.12%) Basel II
15 5 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.095%) XenApp
4 3 (0.071%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.048%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.024%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.024%) XenServer
6 1 (0.024%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.024%) vSphere
6 1 (0.024%) Varnish
6 1 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.12%) Puppet
3 5 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.095%) Control-M
4 4 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.071%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.071%) OpenView
6 2 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.048%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.024%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.024%) systemd
7 1 (0.024%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.024%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.024%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.024%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.024%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.024%) SCCM
7 1 (0.024%) SCOM
Vendors
1 371 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 229 (5.44%) Oracle
3 145 (3.45%) SAP
4 68 (1.62%) Business Objects
5 65 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (1.24%) IBM
7 49 (1.17%) Cognos
8 46 (1.09%) HP
9 35 (0.83%) Informatica
10 34 (0.81%) Teradata
11 30 (0.71%) Citrix
12 29 (0.69%) Adobe
13 28 (0.67%) Tableau
14 26 (0.62%) ServiceNow
14 26 (0.62%) Calypso
15 25 (0.59%) hybris
16 24 (0.57%) Sybase
17 23 (0.55%) Guidewire
18 21 (0.50%) Actimize
19 18 (0.43%) Charles River
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